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In Coding
Nov 14th, 2022
The 2023 CPT® errata and technical corrections released by the American Medical Association (AMA) go into effect Jan. 1, 2023. Make sure to mark these upcoming changes in your CPT® code book to stay on top of correct coding procedures in the new calendar year. Surgery In the Surgery/Urinary System section under the Bladder, Transurethral ...
Nov 1st, 2022
Understand this part of the Privacy Rule to protect your patients’ PHI and your practice. A central aspect of the HIPAA Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information (Privacy Rule) is the principle of minimum necessary use and disclosure of protected health information (PHI). Here’s what you need to know to protect your patients’ ...
In Audit
Sep 1st, 2022
Clinical validation could upend your current risk adjustment policies. The rise of risk adjustment-based managed care programs in the past 15 years within Medicare, Medicaid, and Affordable Care Act (ACA) plans has led to remarkably good news: There has been a significant improvement in the accuracy of the diagnosis codes abstracted from medical documentation among ...
In Billing
Sep 1st, 2022
Does your provider’s documentation support the codes being billed? Under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) pays for inpatient hospital services on a rate per discharge basis that varies according to the assigned Medicare Severity-Diagnosis Related Group (MS-DRG). Each DRG is weighted based on the average cost ...
Aug 31st, 2022
AAPC’s second Collaborative Compliance Conference was held Aug. 30-31. Healthcare compliance professionals from around the country came together virtually to learn more about risk, fraud and abuse, current compliance issues, and enforcement trends. There were many first-time conference attendees who were excited to learn something new about compliance from accomplished industry experts and network ...